The role will involve building effective relationships with our operations and marketing teams as well as our suppliers through safety, quality, innovation, efficiency and process optimization. Responsibilities to also include strategy development/execution, negotiation, and management of contracts and supplier relationships for assigned rigids packaging materials which may include key components such as Glass, Cans, PET, Corks and Screwcaps.Â
The Procurement Associate Category Manager will also be responsible for managing the vendor selection process, socializing strategy, negotiating cost, ideating/executing Design-to-Value initiatives, and monitoring compliance.Â Other key responsibilities to include holding suppliers accountable for performance and continuous improvement including lead-time reduction, inventory management, on-time and in full deliveries, driving working capital benefits, and where appropriate, utilizing supplier scorecards to monitor and improve overall performance.
You will need to be commercially strong with excellent interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills.Â The ideal candidate will need to possess a can-do attitude, be self-motivated, and be able to influence at all levels.Â Multi-tasking experience, organization and the flexibility to address immediate priorities while managing deadlines will be critical for success.Â You will need to be able to see the âbigger pictureâ so that longer-term and strategic initiatives can be executed while also being able to pay attention to the details and maintain a high degree of accuracy.
Assist in developing and leading the discussion in gaining cross function alignment and then executing category strategies for the named commodities which underpin the wider business strategy.
Plan and execute negotiations and contracts for both formal tenders and ad-hoc activities.
Leverage the growing business volumes and strong market share to deliver competitive advantage in our Inbound Supply Chain.
Support Procurementâs NPD and Commercialization team in identify packaging solutions to support the launch and execution of key Marketing initiatives.
Engage suppliers to identify new and innovative packaging solutions.
Collaborate and engage with buyers to support business and site operations and ordering is aligned to category strategy.
Supplier Performance Management
Monitor and drive supplier performance in assigned material categories.
Work with other Functions (Supply Chain, Technical, Manufacturing) to ensure that targets (OTIF, non-compliances, etc.) are met.
Capacity and Contingency Planning
Ensure that Suppliers have necessary capacity and stock arrangements to support the Business requirements.
Execute contingency plans for critical items (alternate suppliers/factories/items, business continuity plans, etc.).
Support the Supply Chain and Production functions when Inbound supply issues occur by escalating issues internally and working with supplier to identify and implement sustainable solutions.
Support the development, maintenance and reporting of savings and productivity metrics.
Support identification and reporting of PPV to forecast.
Support the annual budgeting and cost standard setting process.
Support and prepare data needed for quarterly business reviews with key suppliers.
â¢Â Â Â Â Bachelor's degree from four-year College or University majoring in supply chain, finance, engineering or a business-related field or equivalent working experience.
â¢Â Â Â Â 2+ years of Procurement, Supply Chain, or Planning experience.
â¢Â Â Â Â Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with co-workers, related internal functions, external partners, and on project teams.
â¢Â Â Â Â Strong analytical, critical thinking, & problem-solving skills required.
â¢Â Â Â Â Solid, straightforward, and professional oral and written communication skills, including presenting data and analysis clearly to management.
â¢Â Â Â Â Ability to work with all levels and functions within the Company, and with external business partners.
â¢Â Â Â Â Ability to perform duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with the companyâs values.
â¢Â Â Â Â MBA degree a plus
â¢Â Â Â Â Project management and process improvement experience a plus.
â¢Â Â Â Â Stakeholder management skills and experience a plus.
â¢Â Â Â Â Experience in utilizing a Supply Planning system (JDA or SAP a plus) and an integrated ERP system (JD Edwards or SAP) a plus.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Must be able sit and/or stand for long periods of time, and work on a computer for extended periods.Â
Must have a valid driverâs license.
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Travel 25% of the time
Operations and Production
Constellation Brands is committed to a continuing program of equal employment opportunity. All persons have equal employment opportunities with Constellation Brands, regardless of their sex, race, color, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation, national origin or citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), marital status, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), familial status, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related conditions (or any other group or category within the framework of the applicable discrimination laws and regulations).
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About Constellation Brands
If you have taken a moment to unwind with a bottle of beer, toast with glass of wine, or celebrate with a cocktail, chances are that you have shared that moment with Constellation Brands. We are passionate producers of iconic beer, wine and spirits brands that consumers love. From Corona Extra, to Robert Mondavi Wines, to SVEKDA Vodka, we produce over 100 premium brands with sales in nearly 100 countries, making us the number one multi-category beverage alcohol company in the U.S.